Company Director and Designer
After qualifying at University of Arizona, Anita spent a brief time in Boston Massachusetts designing hotels and restaurants before moving to the UK in 1989. Anita worked for Skidmore Owings and Merrill Inc., the largest architectural practice in the world at that time, projects in London Docklands, Cairo and Moscow. Her skills as a project manager and designer excelled in this international setting and she became an Associate in 1993.
Anita later joined RTKL Inc. in London, working on a mixed use scheme in Croydon including Nestlé’s headquarters and the Alders Department Store, designing a marriage hall in Jeddah and Computer Sciences Corporation’s Dutch headquarters.
Most recently Anita turned her hand to residential projects in central London and Worcester from modest to high end private house renovations and extensions. Space efficiency is paramount in this building type, testing Anita’s design skills and these projects often require intensive negotiation with the local planning authorities. Using these talents, Anita secured planning permission to convert the iconic 1939 fire and rescue headquarters in Worcester to 22 new flats with retail or healthcare space in the former fire engine bays.
As a Director of Herlig Marles Ltd. Anita is known for her strong project management skills and creative problem solving. She offers a high level of experience on large projects both as a team leader and designer. Her ability to listen to the client and understand the demands of a site and building use results in projects that are appropriate to their context, budget and which delight the user.
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